Dracaena fragrans

Dracaena fragrans
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Dracaena fragrans is the multistemmed shrub used as sexual asthenia in southwest Nigeria, where it is called Pèrègún. Dracaena fragrans is found spread across the humid Guineo-congolese forest. In the United States and Europe it is grown in many homes and offices. In NASA clean air study, this easy-to-grow corn plant was found to remove toxins from the air. Although the plant bears white, pink-streaked, or fruit orange flowers with sickly sweet fragrance, as it been suggested from its name, flowers are seldom observed when placed indoors or when the plant has not matured. In West Africa shrub may grow to 2 meters, and is non-branching. Leaves, with many lateral nerves, are clustered at the base, acute and at the apex. Dracaena fragrans is propagated by cutting segments of old stems.

Tope Apoola
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